How to start locks (1/6)

By Drum Digital
23 June 2015

Locking your hair from your own home.

Whether it's free-form or cultivated, there are ways to start your locks from home. Of course they are not easy to start, but these tips will help you maintain and care for your fresh/baby locks.

Single twists

Use a product to twist your hair, such as pure aloe vera gel, or a lock and twist butter.  After washing and towel drying, apply product down the length of your hair, and use your finger to twist/twirl your hair into a coil.  Or, use a comb to twist into a coil.  Or, palm-roll your hair into a coil by placing the hair in the palm of your hands and rolling it in the same direction.

With single twists, you have to use care with washing your hair before it is fully locked.  The twists will unravel, but they will unravel less and less with each washing.  To keep them from unraveling, place a stocking cap over your locs when washing your hair.  The stocking cap will keep the twists in place while you are washing your hair.  Remove the stocking cap for the final rinse.


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